Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department’s recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. The September issue always provides an impressive range of research, scholarship, and creative activity that our faculty and students have shared beyond Kansas State, given that it covers the summer months of May, June, July, and August.
Each entry below is worthy of its own blog post, but we offer here the aggregated list as a reminder of the diversity and quantity of the department’s work and its reach.
Each entry below also represents a final stage of scholarly and creative effort — that part of the iceberg rising above the surface of the water, or (to switch metaphors) the flower blooming above the ground. Hidden from view are all of the works currently in progress, all of the preparatory activity that makes a publication, presentation, or award possible.
Stay tuned for the next round, as those works in progress make their debut!
— Karin Westman, Department Head
Publications (May – August 2019)
Traci Brimhall, “Why I Stayed” (poem). Poetry Ireland Review 127 (2019): 30.
Krista Danielson (MA ’19), “Unwrapping the Burger and Fries: English Signs in Hamburg.” LinguaSnapp Hamburg. April 2019: <https://www.linguasnapp.uni-hamburg.de/berichte.html>.
Steffi Dippold, “The Archival Terror in A Journey to Philadelphia.” Just Teach One: Early African American Print. Common-Place (Spring 2019): <http://jto.common-place.org/just-teach-one-homepage/journey-to-philadelphia/>.
Elizabeth Dodd, “When Did Dennis Hopper Step in to Help Us with Grief’s Pep Assembly?” and “And It’s the Only World There Ever Was. So Says Henry James” (poems). The Laurel Review 52.1 (2019): 19-21.
Gregory Eiselein, “Amy’s Dark Night.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 36.1 (2019): 111-112.
Gregory Eiselein, Donald A. Saucier, and Carmen E. Macharaschwili, “Designing, Implementing, and Sustaining Faculty Development: A Model for Large and Diverse FYE Programs.” Journal of Faculty Development 33.2 (May 2019): 43-48.
Gregory Eiselein and Anne Phillips, co-editors. “The Newness of Little Women.” Special Issue. Women’s Studies48.4 (2019): 363-473.
Katherine Karlin, “‘A Known Rapist in my Apartment’: What We Don’t Remember About Saturday Night Fever” (essay). Bright Walls Dark Room 72 (12 June 2019): <https://www.brightwalldarkroom.com/2019/06/12/what-we-dont-remember-about-saturday-night-fever/>
A. Abby Knoblauch, “In Theory and Practice: Constructing an Embodied Feminist Rhetorical Pedagogy.” Retellings: Opportunities for Feminist Research in Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Eds. Jessica Enoch and Jordynn Jack. Parlor Press, 2019. 246-261.
Philip Nel, “The Cat, Seuss, and Race.” Program note for The Adventure Theatre’s production of The Cat in the Hat (Washington, DC, 18 June-21 Aug. 2019).
Anne Phillips and Miranda Green-Barteet, co-editors. Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond. UP of Mississippi, 2019.
Anne Phillips, “[Even] Beth’s stage-struck!”: Theatrical Little Women.”Little Women Forum. Legacy 36.1 (2019): 91-92.
Tom Sarmiento, “Contingently Queer: Decolonizing and Unsettling the Boundaries of Identitarian-Based Literatures.” Curricular Innovations: LGBTQ Literatures and the New English Studies. Ed. William P. Banks and John Pruitt. Peter Lang, 2019. 13–31.
Presentations (May – August 2019)
Alexis Bedell (MA ‘20), “Disney President Squid and Broadside for Kids.” Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 13 June 2019.
Jamie Bienhoff, “Is It Really a Revision? Gendered Compliments and Social Expectations in Cinderella Adaptations.” Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 14 June 2019.
Katie Cline (MA ‘20), “Snape Loved Lily and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.” Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 13 June 2019.
Mark Crosby, “Blake’s Letters, or a Portrait of the Artist Navigating the Eighteenth Century Patronage System.” 2019 British Association of Romantic Scholars Annual Conference. Nottingham University, UK. 27 July 2019.
Steffi Dippold, “Biologies and Ethnologies of the Book” (paper) and “Material Matters: Deciphering Indigenous Artifact Languages” (panel organizer). SHARP: Indigeneity, Nationhood, and Migrations of the Book. University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Amherst, MA. 17 July 2019.
Elizabeth Dodd, “Deep Time and the Anthropocene.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Conference. Davis, CA. 28 June 2019.
Don Hedrick, “A Brief History of Enclosure, Part 2: Pleasure Enclosure.” Institute for Culture and Society, Marxist Literary Group. Chicago, IL. 25 June 2019.
“Cultural Studies in the Classroom and Beyond” (participant in roundtable). Cultural Studies Association. New Orleans, LA. 1 June 2019.
“Complexity?” (participant in roundtable on Lawrence Grossberg). Cultural Studies Association. New Orleans, LA. 30 May 2019.
“Dwarf Foreshortening.” Shakespeare Association of America. Washington, DC. 19 April 2019.
Anuja Madan, “Moving Beyond Multiple Childhoods: A Postcolonial approach to Indian Children’s Literature” (presented on “Majority Childhoods: Roundtable on Children’s Literature and the Global South”). Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 13 June 2019.
“Politics of Visibility and Invisibility in Young Adult Literature about Refugees.” American Literature Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA. 24 May 2019.
Wendy Matlock, “Disney on Iceas Remediated Fairy Tale: Unsettling the Disney Juggernaut.” Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 13 June 2019.
“Medieval ‘Distory’: Historicity and Disney on Ice Fairy Tales.” 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI. 11 May 2019.
Philip Nel, “Is This You?: Looking for Childhoods in the Ruth Krauss Archive.” International Research Society for Children’s Literature. Stockholm, Sweden. 16 Aug. 2019.
“How Children’s Picture Books Work: Harold, a Purple Crayon, and the Making of a Children’s Classic” (invited talk). Lisa Tetzner Lecture. Humboldt Universität. Berlin, Germany. 9 July 2019.
“Why Adults Refuse to Admit Racist Content in the Children’s Books They Love” (keynote). Children’s Literature Summer School. University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium. 4 July 2019. Also led workshops on “How do comics work?” on 1 July and “Race and the Fantastic Imagination” on 2 July.
“Rage Against the Regime: Educating Children About ‘President’ Trump.” Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 14 June 2019.
Anne Phillips, “How [She] Went Out to Service’: Alcott’s Empathy and Activism in the 1870s.” Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 13 June 2019.
“‘A Mouse With a Lioness’s Voice’: Familial, Cultural, and Racial Identity in Becoming Naomi León.” American Literature Association. Boston, MA. 24 May 2019.
Tom Sarmiento, “Sensing a Queer Filipinx Midwest: Loneliness, Longing, and Loss in Bienvenido Santos’s Exile Literature.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. East Lansing, MI. 16 May 2019.
Shirley Tung, “Wollstonecraft’s Sentimental Journey.” 16th International Conference for the British Association for Romantic Studies. University of Nottingham, UK. 27 July 2019.
Dustin Vann (MA ‘20), “‘Why Is Straight the Default?’: Empathy and Normalization of the Queer Male Narrative in 2010s YA Literature.” Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 14 June 2019.
Karin Westman, “‘Rise Up’: #Hamilkids, Children’s Rights, and the Politics of Empathy.” REIYL Conference: Transatlantic Conversations in Research on Inclusive Youth Literature. Glasgow, Scotland. 9 Aug 2019.
“Harry Potter in the 21st Century: Realism, Fantasy, and Fan Culture” (workshop leader). Children’s Literature Summer School. University of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium. 1 July 2019.
“Editor’s Roundtable” (panelist). Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 15 June 2019.
“‘Rise Up’: #Hamilkids, Children’s Rights, and the Politics of Empathy.” Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 14 June 2019.
Savannah Winkler (BA ‘20), “Anchor, Compass, and Sail: The Black Panther Party in African-American Children’s and Adolescent Fiction.” Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 13 June 2019.
Naomi Wood, “Imagining Africa Then and Now: from Zeely to Black Panther Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 15 June 2019.
Announcements (May – August 2019)
Wendy Matlock was elected a councilor of the Medieval Association of the Midwest’s Executive Council with a term ending in 2022.
Awards (May – August 2019)
Mark Crosby and Shirley Tung won Spring 2019 Faculty Development Awards to attend and present at the 2019 British Association of Romantic Scholars Annual Conference at Nottingham University.
Savannah Winkler (BA ’20), Desiree Shippers (BA ’20), Kasif Rahman (MA ’20), and Courtney Thompson (MA ’20) each received an Arts & Sciences Research Travel Award.
Krista Everhart (BA ’20, English Education and English minor) received an Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Award to work with mentor Steffi Dippold.